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Community chorus to present Spring Concert

The Austin Peay State University Community School of the Arts will showcase the Clarksville Community Chorus during a Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 317 Franklin St., Clarksville.

The choir will present the acclaimed Requiem by John Rutter, complete with orchestra and organ. Also, the program will feature a medley from Fiddler on the Roof, also with orchestra.
The Austin Peay State University Community School of the Arts will showcase the Clarksville Community Chorus during a Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 317 Franklin St., Clarksville.

The choir will present the acclaimed “Requiem” by John Rutter, complete with orchestra and organ. Also, the program will feature a medley from “Fiddler on the Roof,” also with orchestra.

Choral music by Michael Haydn and J.S. Bach, a rousing spiritual by William Dawson and arrangements of Broadway and pop standards by Kirby Shaw will be among other works performed. A number of soloists from the group will be featured on the concert music.

The public is invited to attend the Spring Concert. Admission is free, but donations to the Clarksville Community Chorus will be accepted.

An auditioned group of 27 local singers, the Clarksville Community Chorus is offered through the APSU Community School of the Arts. The chorus is under the direction of Valerie Oyen-Larsen and accompanied by Anne Glass, both members of the APSU music faculty.

In addition to formal concert performances, the choir has performed in a number of community settings such as Rivers and Spires and Riverfest festivals and the annual Christmas on the Cumberland.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Wolynec, coordinator of the Community School of the Arts, by telephone at (931) 221-7508 or by e-mail at wolynece@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer